Bradford City fans helping to build bright future

David Baldwin says income generated from season-ticket sales goes straight into the playing budget

David Baldwin says income generated from season-ticket sales goes straight into the playing budget

First published in Sport Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Photograph of the Author by , Bradford Bulls Reporter

City chief executive David Baldwin has called on supporters to snap up season tickets and become the “12th man” at Valley Parade next term.

Adult season passes have been frozen at £199 but fans only have until 5pm on Saturday to secure their seats and flexi-cards before prices increase.

Baldwin revealed around 7,000 season tickets and 1,500 flexi-cards have been sold but he is encouraging one last push and said the number of tickets sold would dictate Phil Parkinson’s playing budget this summer.

“The prices have been frozen for three years now and the deal for cheap season tickets is in its eighth year, so the fans really can become the ‘12th man’ for us again,” said Baldwin.

“These season-ticket prices have always been sustainable based on the numbers we attract but if we lose those numbers it has an effect on our brand value, advertising and sponsorship.

“That, in turn, affects everything we do on and off the pitch because all income that we generate goes straight into the playing budget.

“The best example is the improvements that have been made to our training facilities at Woodhouse Grove.

“In the past 12 months, we’ve had the new 3G pitch built and the Academy is operated fully from the Woodhouse Grove complex. The upshot of that is there is some good young talent coming through.

“That £199 season ticket has such an effect on not only the here and now of the football club but also its future plans.

“What we don’t want to do is go back to the traditional season-ticket cost of £300, so the £199 season ticket is only sustainable if supporters vote with their feet and their purchases.”

Baldwin, meanwhile, said he was busy talking to agents about players and was hopeful an announcement would be made “as soon as possible”.

He added: “We would love to be able to be more open about our targets but it would be detrimental to our capability of signing them.

“There were some signings two years ago when we went on and had a fantastic season. A lot of those were off the radar right up until the last minute before we signed them.

“Phil made a very good point when he said ‘if it’s been too easy to sign a player then there is usually a reason for it’.

“We are having ongoing discussions with agents of players but we won’t do our business in the public domain.

“I think we will have a positive season and the most important thing is that we will continue to make positive strides – but none of us can become complacent about that.

“I lay that responsibility with everybody, and there has become an element of complacency with the season-ticket offer, but it’s not the norm in the Football League.

“We really solidified ourselves in League One last season and we all have ambitions for the football club – but ultimately we’ve got to continue to work hard to make those little improvements.

“The only thing that helps those improvements is financial support. Every stand, advertising board and box has been renewed, so the commercial team are doing a fantastic job.

“We are trying to ensure that every area of the football club is run efficiently and that we maximise the income in the non-match-day ticket areas.”

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8:34am Thu 29 May 14

SouthCheshireBantams says...

I'm sorry but look at the budget Parkinson had last year and look what he did with it! Anybody remember Jason Kennedy....... Bubble's burst, chance gone, glory hunters have gone home! Back to standard crowds and reality! Maybe if they hadn't wasted money on Aaron "well past it" McLean then there'd be more money next season.
I'm sorry but look at the budget Parkinson had last year and look what he did with it! Anybody remember Jason Kennedy....... Bubble's burst, chance gone, glory hunters have gone home! Back to standard crowds and reality! Maybe if they hadn't wasted money on Aaron "well past it" McLean then there'd be more money next season. SouthCheshireBantams
  • Score: -71

8:48am Thu 29 May 14

Farsley Bantam says...

SouthCheshireBantams wrote:
I'm sorry but look at the budget Parkinson had last year and look what he did with it! Anybody remember Jason Kennedy....... Bubble's burst, chance gone, glory hunters have gone home! Back to standard crowds and reality! Maybe if they hadn't wasted money on Aaron "well past it" McLean then there'd be more money next season.
Calm down dear. It's May and you've already written the season off. Chill out, enjoy the World Cup and come back in August when you can tell us how sh!t the players we've signed are before they've kicked a ball and how we'll be relegated at Christmas.
[quote][p][bold]SouthCheshireBantams[/bold] wrote: I'm sorry but look at the budget Parkinson had last year and look what he did with it! Anybody remember Jason Kennedy....... Bubble's burst, chance gone, glory hunters have gone home! Back to standard crowds and reality! Maybe if they hadn't wasted money on Aaron "well past it" McLean then there'd be more money next season.[/p][/quote]Calm down dear. It's May and you've already written the season off. Chill out, enjoy the World Cup and come back in August when you can tell us how sh!t the players we've signed are before they've kicked a ball and how we'll be relegated at Christmas. Farsley Bantam
  • Score: 54

8:53am Thu 29 May 14

Nickloza says...

SouthCheshireBantams wrote:
I'm sorry but look at the budget Parkinson had last year and look what he did with it! Anybody remember Jason Kennedy....... Bubble's burst, chance gone, glory hunters have gone home! Back to standard crowds and reality! Maybe if they hadn't wasted money on Aaron "well past it" McLean then there'd be more money next season.
One or two signings didn't work out, OK but we still finished in a respectable position and as for McLean if you think he is past it you are sadly mistaken!
[quote][p][bold]SouthCheshireBantams[/bold] wrote: I'm sorry but look at the budget Parkinson had last year and look what he did with it! Anybody remember Jason Kennedy....... Bubble's burst, chance gone, glory hunters have gone home! Back to standard crowds and reality! Maybe if they hadn't wasted money on Aaron "well past it" McLean then there'd be more money next season.[/p][/quote]One or two signings didn't work out, OK but we still finished in a respectable position and as for McLean if you think he is past it you are sadly mistaken! Nickloza
  • Score: 44

9:05am Thu 29 May 14

shaun from richmond says...

If we cant get 10k people to pay £200 for a season ticket?...GOD HELP US!.
Yes we have lost Wells "A GOAL MACHINE" and bought Mclean "AT TRIPLE THE WAGES, AND TENTH THE TALENT".
BUT HEY......£200!!...B
limey you can pay that on a decent meal!.
BLIMEY...What else are we going to do on a Saturday/Tues evening??
If we cant get 10k people to pay £200 for a season ticket?...GOD HELP US!. Yes we have lost Wells "A GOAL MACHINE" and bought Mclean "AT TRIPLE THE WAGES, AND TENTH THE TALENT". BUT HEY......£200!!...B limey you can pay that on a decent meal!. BLIMEY...What else are we going to do on a Saturday/Tues evening?? shaun from richmond
  • Score: -22

10:08am Thu 29 May 14

Bantam mitch says...

well you lot are a happy set this morning,What has happened to, In Parky We Trust??????? Im sure he has learnt from his mistakes from signing the likes of kennedy and Taylor .And mclean will come good he will score and learn to play with big Jim
well you lot are a happy set this morning,What has happened to, In Parky We Trust??????? Im sure he has learnt from his mistakes from signing the likes of kennedy and Taylor .And mclean will come good he will score and learn to play with big Jim Bantam mitch
  • Score: 9

10:48am Thu 29 May 14

Michael Clayton says...

Bantam mitch wrote:
well you lot are a happy set this morning,What has happened to, In Parky We Trust??????? Im sure he has learnt from his mistakes from signing the likes of kennedy and Taylor .And mclean will come good he will score and learn to play with big Jim
Hindsight is not a wonderful thing. Nobody criticised the abilities of Taylor or Kennedy when they were signed.

If you were to go out and buy, for example, I highly recommended car, I would not describe your purchase as a 'mistake' if it subsequently gave you problems.

As for McLean, there is infinitely more to it that just learning to play with Hanson. It involves the whole team learning to play to each others strengths.
[quote][p][bold]Bantam mitch[/bold] wrote: well you lot are a happy set this morning,What has happened to, In Parky We Trust??????? Im sure he has learnt from his mistakes from signing the likes of kennedy and Taylor .And mclean will come good he will score and learn to play with big Jim[/p][/quote]Hindsight is not a wonderful thing. Nobody criticised the abilities of Taylor or Kennedy when they were signed. If you were to go out and buy, for example, I highly recommended car, I would not describe your purchase as a 'mistake' if it subsequently gave you problems. As for McLean, there is infinitely more to it that just learning to play with Hanson. It involves the whole team learning to play to each others strengths. Michael Clayton
  • Score: 12

10:49am Thu 29 May 14

silverbantam says...

Last season we sold 10,700 season tickets and 2,400 Flexi Cards
Last season we sold 10,700 season tickets and 2,400 Flexi Cards silverbantam
  • Score: 5

11:22am Thu 29 May 14

Staffords Hairpiece says...

£199 for a season ticket is an absolute bargain that any City supporter in their right mind (is that an oxymoron?) should snap up, but I think that the club are disappointed wth sales so far and are desperate to sell more. When I bought mine at VP yesterday they were that pleased to see me that they offered me a coffee and a sandwich.
£199 for a season ticket is an absolute bargain that any City supporter in their right mind (is that an oxymoron?) should snap up, but I think that the club are disappointed wth sales so far and are desperate to sell more. When I bought mine at VP yesterday they were that pleased to see me that they offered me a coffee and a sandwich. Staffords Hairpiece
  • Score: 9

11:27am Thu 29 May 14

bantam85 says...

Season ticket and flexi card sales are obviously massively down on last year. This in turn will affect the playing budget which could then affect on pitch performances, thus creating a vicious circle. Hopefully PP's recruitment will be akin to two summers ago and we'll have a succesful season which will then see the fairweather fans come flocking back.
Season ticket and flexi card sales are obviously massively down on last year. This in turn will affect the playing budget which could then affect on pitch performances, thus creating a vicious circle. Hopefully PP's recruitment will be akin to two summers ago and we'll have a succesful season which will then see the fairweather fans come flocking back. bantam85
  • Score: 6

11:30am Thu 29 May 14

northyorksbantam says...

Think the ticket campaign needs a much needed boost in the form of a signing or 2, or some news of some of the out of contract players re-signing. Not always easy at this time of year granted but it would help. The only major news has been the disappointment of Gary Jones been let go which almost feels like the end of an era. So some positive news and statement of intent with a signing wouldn't go amiss.
Think the ticket campaign needs a much needed boost in the form of a signing or 2, or some news of some of the out of contract players re-signing. Not always easy at this time of year granted but it would help. The only major news has been the disappointment of Gary Jones been let go which almost feels like the end of an era. So some positive news and statement of intent with a signing wouldn't go amiss. northyorksbantam
  • Score: 10

11:39am Thu 29 May 14

Michael Clayton says...

Staffords Hairpiece wrote:
£199 for a season ticket is an absolute bargain that any City supporter in their right mind (is that an oxymoron?) should snap up, but I think that the club are disappointed wth sales so far and are desperate to sell more. When I bought mine at VP yesterday they were that pleased to see me that they offered me a coffee and a sandwich.
I think the number of season tickets sold is looking quite good; only 2,700 down (so far) compared to last season.Likewise, Flexi-cards only down by 900 (so far).

It would be interesting to know the numbers at this precise point twelve months ago.

It is important to get the coffers in as soon as possible but bear in mind that a lot of people on salaries will be paid tomorrow. Also, tthere is still over ten weeks to go until the season starts and no real pressure on Flexi-card holders to renew just yet.
[quote][p][bold]Staffords Hairpiece[/bold] wrote: £199 for a season ticket is an absolute bargain that any City supporter in their right mind (is that an oxymoron?) should snap up, but I think that the club are disappointed wth sales so far and are desperate to sell more. When I bought mine at VP yesterday they were that pleased to see me that they offered me a coffee and a sandwich.[/p][/quote]I think the number of season tickets sold is looking quite good; only 2,700 down (so far) compared to last season.Likewise, Flexi-cards only down by 900 (so far). It would be interesting to know the numbers at this precise point twelve months ago. It is important to get the coffers in as soon as possible but bear in mind that a lot of people on salaries will be paid tomorrow. Also, tthere is still over ten weeks to go until the season starts and no real pressure on Flexi-card holders to renew just yet. Michael Clayton
  • Score: 2

11:51am Thu 29 May 14

Farsley Bantam says...

Michael Clayton wrote:
Staffords Hairpiece wrote: £199 for a season ticket is an absolute bargain that any City supporter in their right mind (is that an oxymoron?) should snap up, but I think that the club are disappointed wth sales so far and are desperate to sell more. When I bought mine at VP yesterday they were that pleased to see me that they offered me a coffee and a sandwich.
I think the number of season tickets sold is looking quite good; only 2,700 down (so far) compared to last season.Likewise, Flexi-cards only down by 900 (so far). It would be interesting to know the numbers at this precise point twelve months ago. It is important to get the coffers in as soon as possible but bear in mind that a lot of people on salaries will be paid tomorrow. Also, tthere is still over ten weeks to go until the season starts and no real pressure on Flexi-card holders to renew just yet.
That was my thoughts. I had a quick look through the T&A archives but I couldn't see find a figure for this point last year. The price was held until the end of July last year though to give the fans a bit more time to raise the funds from the 2 Wembley appearances.
[quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Staffords Hairpiece[/bold] wrote: £199 for a season ticket is an absolute bargain that any City supporter in their right mind (is that an oxymoron?) should snap up, but I think that the club are disappointed wth sales so far and are desperate to sell more. When I bought mine at VP yesterday they were that pleased to see me that they offered me a coffee and a sandwich.[/p][/quote]I think the number of season tickets sold is looking quite good; only 2,700 down (so far) compared to last season.Likewise, Flexi-cards only down by 900 (so far). It would be interesting to know the numbers at this precise point twelve months ago. It is important to get the coffers in as soon as possible but bear in mind that a lot of people on salaries will be paid tomorrow. Also, tthere is still over ten weeks to go until the season starts and no real pressure on Flexi-card holders to renew just yet.[/p][/quote]That was my thoughts. I had a quick look through the T&A archives but I couldn't see find a figure for this point last year. The price was held until the end of July last year though to give the fans a bit more time to raise the funds from the 2 Wembley appearances. Farsley Bantam
  • Score: 3

12:17pm Thu 29 May 14

Nickloza says...

Farsley Bantam wrote:
Michael Clayton wrote:
Staffords Hairpiece wrote: £199 for a season ticket is an absolute bargain that any City supporter in their right mind (is that an oxymoron?) should snap up, but I think that the club are disappointed wth sales so far and are desperate to sell more. When I bought mine at VP yesterday they were that pleased to see me that they offered me a coffee and a sandwich.
I think the number of season tickets sold is looking quite good; only 2,700 down (so far) compared to last season.Likewise, Flexi-cards only down by 900 (so far). It would be interesting to know the numbers at this precise point twelve months ago. It is important to get the coffers in as soon as possible but bear in mind that a lot of people on salaries will be paid tomorrow. Also, tthere is still over ten weeks to go until the season starts and no real pressure on Flexi-card holders to renew just yet.
That was my thoughts. I had a quick look through the T&A archives but I couldn't see find a figure for this point last year. The price was held until the end of July last year though to give the fans a bit more time to raise the funds from the 2 Wembley appearances.
As far as I know Flexi's stop altogether on Saturday but may be wrong
[quote][p][bold]Farsley Bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Staffords Hairpiece[/bold] wrote: £199 for a season ticket is an absolute bargain that any City supporter in their right mind (is that an oxymoron?) should snap up, but I think that the club are disappointed wth sales so far and are desperate to sell more. When I bought mine at VP yesterday they were that pleased to see me that they offered me a coffee and a sandwich.[/p][/quote]I think the number of season tickets sold is looking quite good; only 2,700 down (so far) compared to last season.Likewise, Flexi-cards only down by 900 (so far). It would be interesting to know the numbers at this precise point twelve months ago. It is important to get the coffers in as soon as possible but bear in mind that a lot of people on salaries will be paid tomorrow. Also, tthere is still over ten weeks to go until the season starts and no real pressure on Flexi-card holders to renew just yet.[/p][/quote]That was my thoughts. I had a quick look through the T&A archives but I couldn't see find a figure for this point last year. The price was held until the end of July last year though to give the fans a bit more time to raise the funds from the 2 Wembley appearances.[/p][/quote]As far as I know Flexi's stop altogether on Saturday but may be wrong Nickloza
  • Score: 1

12:22pm Thu 29 May 14

RobsterUK says...

I find it incredile how many "Bradford City" fans do nothing but slate hatever coms out on these news paper stories. Why can't folk just be happy? If they are in talks wit players but need to keep it quiet, then they won't jeopardise that signing for the ake of coule of sales. The core fans will have renewed already, and othrs will on pay day tomorrow. I bet Friday and Saturday will be a busy day inthe ticket office. Cheer up folks, IPWT!!!
I find it incredile how many "Bradford City" fans do nothing but slate hatever coms out on these news paper stories. Why can't folk just be happy? If they are in talks wit players but need to keep it quiet, then they won't jeopardise that signing for the ake of coule of sales. The core fans will have renewed already, and othrs will on pay day tomorrow. I bet Friday and Saturday will be a busy day inthe ticket office. Cheer up folks, IPWT!!! RobsterUK
  • Score: 5

12:34pm Thu 29 May 14

Pablo says...

I renewed on Tuesday and was amazed how quiet it was.

I was disappointed at many of the home performances, post October, but that hasn't deterred me. The prices are a giveaway and deserving of support.

I hope we can maintain a hard core 13k as the atmosphere generated last year from such crowds was brilliant.

Certainly, the large number of our out of contract players must be hindering PP's plans as prospective targeted recruits will be lost as he waits for decisions on whether they will accept our new offers.
I renewed on Tuesday and was amazed how quiet it was. I was disappointed at many of the home performances, post October, but that hasn't deterred me. The prices are a giveaway and deserving of support. I hope we can maintain a hard core 13k as the atmosphere generated last year from such crowds was brilliant. Certainly, the large number of our out of contract players must be hindering PP's plans as prospective targeted recruits will be lost as he waits for decisions on whether they will accept our new offers. Pablo
  • Score: 3

12:42pm Thu 29 May 14

bcfc1903 says...

Although overall Baldwin has done a good job at BCFC I thought last season the club made some serious mistakes including the moving of the away support into the Bradford End and the weak way in which the BCFC management folded like a pack of cards regarding the sale of Wells. Add the debacle regarding Sean Harvey in regards to his appointment to the Football League and them not asking the club for a reference and it all adds up to inept running of the club after years of progressive and great management. Arrogance comes to mind. I fancy it'll be back to basics from now on. If it aint broke don't fix it!!!!!!
Although overall Baldwin has done a good job at BCFC I thought last season the club made some serious mistakes including the moving of the away support into the Bradford End and the weak way in which the BCFC management folded like a pack of cards regarding the sale of Wells. Add the debacle regarding Sean Harvey in regards to his appointment to the Football League and them not asking the club for a reference and it all adds up to inept running of the club after years of progressive and great management. Arrogance comes to mind. I fancy it'll be back to basics from now on. If it aint broke don't fix it!!!!!! bcfc1903
  • Score: -6

12:44pm Thu 29 May 14

dcbantam says...

i am pretty sure that a similar story is published every year. Its promo, marketing and is necessary. Last season will have needed less promo coming off of the back of the history making season but the majority of years we see these stories. Nobody is to blame, its just how it is
i am pretty sure that a similar story is published every year. Its promo, marketing and is necessary. Last season will have needed less promo coming off of the back of the history making season but the majority of years we see these stories. Nobody is to blame, its just how it is dcbantam
  • Score: 3

12:57pm Thu 29 May 14

Michael Clayton says...

bcfc1903 wrote:
Although overall Baldwin has done a good job at BCFC I thought last season the club made some serious mistakes including the moving of the away support into the Bradford End and the weak way in which the BCFC management folded like a pack of cards regarding the sale of Wells. Add the debacle regarding Sean Harvey in regards to his appointment to the Football League and them not asking the club for a reference and it all adds up to inept running of the club after years of progressive and great management. Arrogance comes to mind. I fancy it'll be back to basics from now on. If it aint broke don't fix it!!!!!!
Mixed feelings in terms of the away fans. Ideally, I would like to see a slide-bar on the Midland Road side (to allow asmany away places as needed) and home fans behind the goal. Unfortunately, that would mean displacing home fans from decent seats on Midland Road. The added problem is that seating in the Bradford End is cramped and full of viewing obstructions.

Pardon my ignorance, but how can the club be blamed for not being asked for a reference? Bit like being blamed for not getting an invitation?
[quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: Although overall Baldwin has done a good job at BCFC I thought last season the club made some serious mistakes including the moving of the away support into the Bradford End and the weak way in which the BCFC management folded like a pack of cards regarding the sale of Wells. Add the debacle regarding Sean Harvey in regards to his appointment to the Football League and them not asking the club for a reference and it all adds up to inept running of the club after years of progressive and great management. Arrogance comes to mind. I fancy it'll be back to basics from now on. If it aint broke don't fix it!!!!!![/p][/quote]Mixed feelings in terms of the away fans. Ideally, I would like to see a slide-bar on the Midland Road side (to allow asmany away places as needed) and home fans behind the goal. Unfortunately, that would mean displacing home fans from decent seats on Midland Road. The added problem is that seating in the Bradford End is cramped and full of viewing obstructions. Pardon my ignorance, but how can the club be blamed for not being asked for a reference? Bit like being blamed for not getting an invitation? Michael Clayton
  • Score: 2

1:47pm Thu 29 May 14

Bantambhoy says...

It seems like the lack of news re Darby and Meredith accepting new contracts is seriously affecting ticket sales. We understand about new signings taking time but those two are really dragging their feet. They either want to stay or they don't and the longer they are silent the more it looks like they don't.
Personally, I felt Darby's body language wasn't good when he collected all his awards at the end of last season. Add this to letting Jones go and it all feels a bit flat.
I renewed months ago.
It seems like the lack of news re Darby and Meredith accepting new contracts is seriously affecting ticket sales. We understand about new signings taking time but those two are really dragging their feet. They either want to stay or they don't and the longer they are silent the more it looks like they don't. Personally, I felt Darby's body language wasn't good when he collected all his awards at the end of last season. Add this to letting Jones go and it all feels a bit flat. I renewed months ago. Bantambhoy
  • Score: 3

1:59pm Thu 29 May 14

The Balanced View says...

SouthCheshireBantams wrote:
I'm sorry but look at the budget Parkinson had last year and look what he did with it! Anybody remember Jason Kennedy....... Bubble's burst, chance gone, glory hunters have gone home! Back to standard crowds and reality! Maybe if they hadn't wasted money on Aaron "well past it" McLean then there'd be more money next season.
The way I look at last season is very much in a positive way. Following promotion from the basement division our primary objective was to survive our first season back in league 1. Objective achieved and, in the end, with some degree of comfort.

The way we started the season raised expectations - and it provided some memorable performances - but unfortunately that form could not be sustained. For me there was a number of reasons for that. Injuries to key players, the loss of Wells and opposition teams working out how to play our system. Naturally we stalled and so began the one win in 21 stat covering a period I considered to be a transitional one.

Parkinson didn't have the squad depth and his signings pre-season are partially to blame. But ultimately we needed to adapt and in the end adapt we did - Parkinson should be afforded great credit for that. The way we finished the season showed that we are prepared to change tactics and playing style to one that best suits league 1 football. The results demonstrated that we can compete against anyone at this level.

Given the nature of our finish and the lessons learnt by the management and the players should leave us with plenty of optimism. I for one am confident we can build on the 2013/14 season and improve yet again. I look forward to yet another season of entertaining football sat in a stadium that must be one of the most atmospheric in the country – and that’s down to us as fans and the commitment from our team on the pitch.

I couldn’t wait to renew my ticket.
[quote][p][bold]SouthCheshireBantams[/bold] wrote: I'm sorry but look at the budget Parkinson had last year and look what he did with it! Anybody remember Jason Kennedy....... Bubble's burst, chance gone, glory hunters have gone home! Back to standard crowds and reality! Maybe if they hadn't wasted money on Aaron "well past it" McLean then there'd be more money next season.[/p][/quote]The way I look at last season is very much in a positive way. Following promotion from the basement division our primary objective was to survive our first season back in league 1. Objective achieved and, in the end, with some degree of comfort. The way we started the season raised expectations - and it provided some memorable performances - but unfortunately that form could not be sustained. For me there was a number of reasons for that. Injuries to key players, the loss of Wells and opposition teams working out how to play our system. Naturally we stalled and so began the one win in 21 stat covering a period I considered to be a transitional one. Parkinson didn't have the squad depth and his signings pre-season are partially to blame. But ultimately we needed to adapt and in the end adapt we did - Parkinson should be afforded great credit for that. The way we finished the season showed that we are prepared to change tactics and playing style to one that best suits league 1 football. The results demonstrated that we can compete against anyone at this level. Given the nature of our finish and the lessons learnt by the management and the players should leave us with plenty of optimism. I for one am confident we can build on the 2013/14 season and improve yet again. I look forward to yet another season of entertaining football sat in a stadium that must be one of the most atmospheric in the country – and that’s down to us as fans and the commitment from our team on the pitch. I couldn’t wait to renew my ticket. The Balanced View
  • Score: 14

2:09pm Thu 29 May 14

whisky1 says...

The Balanced View wrote:
SouthCheshireBantams wrote: I'm sorry but look at the budget Parkinson had last year and look what he did with it! Anybody remember Jason Kennedy....... Bubble's burst, chance gone, glory hunters have gone home! Back to standard crowds and reality! Maybe if they hadn't wasted money on Aaron "well past it" McLean then there'd be more money next season.
The way I look at last season is very much in a positive way. Following promotion from the basement division our primary objective was to survive our first season back in league 1. Objective achieved and, in the end, with some degree of comfort. The way we started the season raised expectations - and it provided some memorable performances - but unfortunately that form could not be sustained. For me there was a number of reasons for that. Injuries to key players, the loss of Wells and opposition teams working out how to play our system. Naturally we stalled and so began the one win in 21 stat covering a period I considered to be a transitional one. Parkinson didn't have the squad depth and his signings pre-season are partially to blame. But ultimately we needed to adapt and in the end adapt we did - Parkinson should be afforded great credit for that. The way we finished the season showed that we are prepared to change tactics and playing style to one that best suits league 1 football. The results demonstrated that we can compete against anyone at this level. Given the nature of our finish and the lessons learnt by the management and the players should leave us with plenty of optimism. I for one am confident we can build on the 2013/14 season and improve yet again. I look forward to yet another season of entertaining football sat in a stadium that must be one of the most atmospheric in the country – and that’s down to us as fans and the commitment from our team on the pitch. I couldn’t wait to renew my ticket.
Great post. Be positive support your team and those who run it. ENJOY the journey
[quote][p][bold]The Balanced View[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SouthCheshireBantams[/bold] wrote: I'm sorry but look at the budget Parkinson had last year and look what he did with it! Anybody remember Jason Kennedy....... Bubble's burst, chance gone, glory hunters have gone home! Back to standard crowds and reality! Maybe if they hadn't wasted money on Aaron "well past it" McLean then there'd be more money next season.[/p][/quote]The way I look at last season is very much in a positive way. Following promotion from the basement division our primary objective was to survive our first season back in league 1. Objective achieved and, in the end, with some degree of comfort. The way we started the season raised expectations - and it provided some memorable performances - but unfortunately that form could not be sustained. For me there was a number of reasons for that. Injuries to key players, the loss of Wells and opposition teams working out how to play our system. Naturally we stalled and so began the one win in 21 stat covering a period I considered to be a transitional one. Parkinson didn't have the squad depth and his signings pre-season are partially to blame. But ultimately we needed to adapt and in the end adapt we did - Parkinson should be afforded great credit for that. The way we finished the season showed that we are prepared to change tactics and playing style to one that best suits league 1 football. The results demonstrated that we can compete against anyone at this level. Given the nature of our finish and the lessons learnt by the management and the players should leave us with plenty of optimism. I for one am confident we can build on the 2013/14 season and improve yet again. I look forward to yet another season of entertaining football sat in a stadium that must be one of the most atmospheric in the country – and that’s down to us as fans and the commitment from our team on the pitch. I couldn’t wait to renew my ticket.[/p][/quote]Great post. Be positive support your team and those who run it. ENJOY the journey whisky1
  • Score: 6

2:40pm Thu 29 May 14

Statler4 says...

whisky1 wrote:
The Balanced View wrote:
SouthCheshireBantams wrote: I'm sorry but look at the budget Parkinson had last year and look what he did with it! Anybody remember Jason Kennedy....... Bubble's burst, chance gone, glory hunters have gone home! Back to standard crowds and reality! Maybe if they hadn't wasted money on Aaron "well past it" McLean then there'd be more money next season.
The way I look at last season is very much in a positive way. Following promotion from the basement division our primary objective was to survive our first season back in league 1. Objective achieved and, in the end, with some degree of comfort. The way we started the season raised expectations - and it provided some memorable performances - but unfortunately that form could not be sustained. For me there was a number of reasons for that. Injuries to key players, the loss of Wells and opposition teams working out how to play our system. Naturally we stalled and so began the one win in 21 stat covering a period I considered to be a transitional one. Parkinson didn't have the squad depth and his signings pre-season are partially to blame. But ultimately we needed to adapt and in the end adapt we did - Parkinson should be afforded great credit for that. The way we finished the season showed that we are prepared to change tactics and playing style to one that best suits league 1 football. The results demonstrated that we can compete against anyone at this level. Given the nature of our finish and the lessons learnt by the management and the players should leave us with plenty of optimism. I for one am confident we can build on the 2013/14 season and improve yet again. I look forward to yet another season of entertaining football sat in a stadium that must be one of the most atmospheric in the country – and that’s down to us as fans and the commitment from our team on the pitch. I couldn’t wait to renew my ticket.
Great post. Be positive support your team and those who run it. ENJOY the journey
Spot on, both posts. I renewed my tickets as soon as I was able to. I'm really looking forward to the new season. I'm sure it will be another roller coaster ride but that's part of the fun of supporting a little club tucked away in dark, satanic West Yorkshire.
[quote][p][bold]whisky1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Balanced View[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SouthCheshireBantams[/bold] wrote: I'm sorry but look at the budget Parkinson had last year and look what he did with it! Anybody remember Jason Kennedy....... Bubble's burst, chance gone, glory hunters have gone home! Back to standard crowds and reality! Maybe if they hadn't wasted money on Aaron "well past it" McLean then there'd be more money next season.[/p][/quote]The way I look at last season is very much in a positive way. Following promotion from the basement division our primary objective was to survive our first season back in league 1. Objective achieved and, in the end, with some degree of comfort. The way we started the season raised expectations - and it provided some memorable performances - but unfortunately that form could not be sustained. For me there was a number of reasons for that. Injuries to key players, the loss of Wells and opposition teams working out how to play our system. Naturally we stalled and so began the one win in 21 stat covering a period I considered to be a transitional one. Parkinson didn't have the squad depth and his signings pre-season are partially to blame. But ultimately we needed to adapt and in the end adapt we did - Parkinson should be afforded great credit for that. The way we finished the season showed that we are prepared to change tactics and playing style to one that best suits league 1 football. The results demonstrated that we can compete against anyone at this level. Given the nature of our finish and the lessons learnt by the management and the players should leave us with plenty of optimism. I for one am confident we can build on the 2013/14 season and improve yet again. I look forward to yet another season of entertaining football sat in a stadium that must be one of the most atmospheric in the country – and that’s down to us as fans and the commitment from our team on the pitch. I couldn’t wait to renew my ticket.[/p][/quote]Great post. Be positive support your team and those who run it. ENJOY the journey[/p][/quote]Spot on, both posts. I renewed my tickets as soon as I was able to. I'm really looking forward to the new season. I'm sure it will be another roller coaster ride but that's part of the fun of supporting a little club tucked away in dark, satanic West Yorkshire. Statler4
  • Score: 7

4:18pm Thu 29 May 14

bcfc1903 says...

Michael Clayton wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
Although overall Baldwin has done a good job at BCFC I thought last season the club made some serious mistakes including the moving of the away support into the Bradford End and the weak way in which the BCFC management folded like a pack of cards regarding the sale of Wells. Add the debacle regarding Sean Harvey in regards to his appointment to the Football League and them not asking the club for a reference and it all adds up to inept running of the club after years of progressive and great management. Arrogance comes to mind. I fancy it'll be back to basics from now on. If it aint broke don't fix it!!!!!!
Mixed feelings in terms of the away fans. Ideally, I would like to see a slide-bar on the Midland Road side (to allow asmany away places as needed) and home fans behind the goal. Unfortunately, that would mean displacing home fans from decent seats on Midland Road. The added problem is that seating in the Bradford End is cramped and full of viewing obstructions.

Pardon my ignorance, but how can the club be blamed for not being asked for a reference? Bit like being blamed for not getting an invitation?
Why make public reference to Sean Harvey's appointment in regards to the Football League job, is it good practise from a football club to complain about that. If it was said in jest it was about as braindead a comment as could have been made. In private, say what you want but don't say it to a T&A reporter, that was just plain stupid.

We've got a large ground, I say use it to BCFC's advantage by putting the away support anywhere except behind the goals. It seemed ludicrous that BCFC had the most successful season arguably for more than a century yet the very next season the powers that be changed the ground dynamic, not the brightest thinking in my opinion. Results come first, everything else stacks up behind that. So if BCFC fans have to move then move them, it didn't seem to do much harm in the Arsenal and Aston Villa games and although it's speculation I'm guessing BCFC would not have been in the League Cup final had those premiership teams support been placed behind the goals and to the side in part of the Midland Road stand.

All that said, the Season Ticket deal is great value for money and anyone wavering should go for it again as I fancy BCFC will have a more successful season this time as I'm sure there will be some exciting and quality players in the Claret and Amber next season.
[quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: Although overall Baldwin has done a good job at BCFC I thought last season the club made some serious mistakes including the moving of the away support into the Bradford End and the weak way in which the BCFC management folded like a pack of cards regarding the sale of Wells. Add the debacle regarding Sean Harvey in regards to his appointment to the Football League and them not asking the club for a reference and it all adds up to inept running of the club after years of progressive and great management. Arrogance comes to mind. I fancy it'll be back to basics from now on. If it aint broke don't fix it!!!!!![/p][/quote]Mixed feelings in terms of the away fans. Ideally, I would like to see a slide-bar on the Midland Road side (to allow asmany away places as needed) and home fans behind the goal. Unfortunately, that would mean displacing home fans from decent seats on Midland Road. The added problem is that seating in the Bradford End is cramped and full of viewing obstructions. Pardon my ignorance, but how can the club be blamed for not being asked for a reference? Bit like being blamed for not getting an invitation?[/p][/quote]Why make public reference to Sean Harvey's appointment in regards to the Football League job, is it good practise from a football club to complain about that. If it was said in jest it was about as braindead a comment as could have been made. In private, say what you want but don't say it to a T&A reporter, that was just plain stupid. We've got a large ground, I say use it to BCFC's advantage by putting the away support anywhere except behind the goals. It seemed ludicrous that BCFC had the most successful season arguably for more than a century yet the very next season the powers that be changed the ground dynamic, not the brightest thinking in my opinion. Results come first, everything else stacks up behind that. So if BCFC fans have to move then move them, it didn't seem to do much harm in the Arsenal and Aston Villa games and although it's speculation I'm guessing BCFC would not have been in the League Cup final had those premiership teams support been placed behind the goals and to the side in part of the Midland Road stand. All that said, the Season Ticket deal is great value for money and anyone wavering should go for it again as I fancy BCFC will have a more successful season this time as I'm sure there will be some exciting and quality players in the Claret and Amber next season. bcfc1903
  • Score: 2

4:20pm Thu 29 May 14

Scooby1977 says...

Anyone ever thought that alot of people may be waiting for end of the month payday tomorrow?! I hardly think it's time to start panicking yet remember we are still only in May! I for one haven't renewed ours yet and won't be doing so until the end of next month........not everyone can just stump up £200 at the drop of a hat, even if it is a bargain!! Have faith, people will come, they always do!!
Anyone ever thought that alot of people may be waiting for end of the month payday tomorrow?! I hardly think it's time to start panicking yet remember we are still only in May! I for one haven't renewed ours yet and won't be doing so until the end of next month........not everyone can just stump up £200 at the drop of a hat, even if it is a bargain!! Have faith, people will come, they always do!! Scooby1977
  • Score: 1

4:26pm Thu 29 May 14

basil fawlty says...

Michael Clayton wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote: Although overall Baldwin has done a good job at BCFC I thought last season the club made some serious mistakes including the moving of the away support into the Bradford End and the weak way in which the BCFC management folded like a pack of cards regarding the sale of Wells. Add the debacle regarding Sean Harvey in regards to his appointment to the Football League and them not asking the club for a reference and it all adds up to inept running of the club after years of progressive and great management. Arrogance comes to mind. I fancy it'll be back to basics from now on. If it aint broke don't fix it!!!!!!
Mixed feelings in terms of the away fans. Ideally, I would like to see a slide-bar on the Midland Road side (to allow asmany away places as needed) and home fans behind the goal. Unfortunately, that would mean displacing home fans from decent seats on Midland Road. The added problem is that seating in the Bradford End is cramped and full of viewing obstructions. Pardon my ignorance, but how can the club be blamed for not being asked for a reference? Bit like being blamed for not getting an invitation?
They should put the away fans in the open area next to the tea bar.
[quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: Although overall Baldwin has done a good job at BCFC I thought last season the club made some serious mistakes including the moving of the away support into the Bradford End and the weak way in which the BCFC management folded like a pack of cards regarding the sale of Wells. Add the debacle regarding Sean Harvey in regards to his appointment to the Football League and them not asking the club for a reference and it all adds up to inept running of the club after years of progressive and great management. Arrogance comes to mind. I fancy it'll be back to basics from now on. If it aint broke don't fix it!!!!!![/p][/quote]Mixed feelings in terms of the away fans. Ideally, I would like to see a slide-bar on the Midland Road side (to allow asmany away places as needed) and home fans behind the goal. Unfortunately, that would mean displacing home fans from decent seats on Midland Road. The added problem is that seating in the Bradford End is cramped and full of viewing obstructions. Pardon my ignorance, but how can the club be blamed for not being asked for a reference? Bit like being blamed for not getting an invitation?[/p][/quote]They should put the away fans in the open area next to the tea bar. basil fawlty
  • Score: 0

4:39pm Thu 29 May 14

Michael Clayton says...

basil fawlty wrote:
Michael Clayton wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote: Although overall Baldwin has done a good job at BCFC I thought last season the club made some serious mistakes including the moving of the away support into the Bradford End and the weak way in which the BCFC management folded like a pack of cards regarding the sale of Wells. Add the debacle regarding Sean Harvey in regards to his appointment to the Football League and them not asking the club for a reference and it all adds up to inept running of the club after years of progressive and great management. Arrogance comes to mind. I fancy it'll be back to basics from now on. If it aint broke don't fix it!!!!!!
Mixed feelings in terms of the away fans. Ideally, I would like to see a slide-bar on the Midland Road side (to allow asmany away places as needed) and home fans behind the goal. Unfortunately, that would mean displacing home fans from decent seats on Midland Road. The added problem is that seating in the Bradford End is cramped and full of viewing obstructions. Pardon my ignorance, but how can the club be blamed for not being asked for a reference? Bit like being blamed for not getting an invitation?
They should put the away fans in the open area next to the tea bar.
Funny! Or the crappy uncovered area between the club shop and the main stand?

In seriousness, I think that all efforts should be made to look after away fans. Clubs don't seem to latch on to the value of the cash flow travelling fans provide. Reciprocal travel, free pies - bums on seats - whatever it takes.
[quote][p][bold]basil fawlty[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: Although overall Baldwin has done a good job at BCFC I thought last season the club made some serious mistakes including the moving of the away support into the Bradford End and the weak way in which the BCFC management folded like a pack of cards regarding the sale of Wells. Add the debacle regarding Sean Harvey in regards to his appointment to the Football League and them not asking the club for a reference and it all adds up to inept running of the club after years of progressive and great management. Arrogance comes to mind. I fancy it'll be back to basics from now on. If it aint broke don't fix it!!!!!![/p][/quote]Mixed feelings in terms of the away fans. Ideally, I would like to see a slide-bar on the Midland Road side (to allow asmany away places as needed) and home fans behind the goal. Unfortunately, that would mean displacing home fans from decent seats on Midland Road. The added problem is that seating in the Bradford End is cramped and full of viewing obstructions. Pardon my ignorance, but how can the club be blamed for not being asked for a reference? Bit like being blamed for not getting an invitation?[/p][/quote]They should put the away fans in the open area next to the tea bar.[/p][/quote]Funny! Or the crappy uncovered area between the club shop and the main stand? In seriousness, I think that all efforts should be made to look after away fans. Clubs don't seem to latch on to the value of the cash flow travelling fans provide. Reciprocal travel, free pies - bums on seats - whatever it takes. Michael Clayton
  • Score: 0

4:41pm Thu 29 May 14

basil fawlty says...

silverbantam wrote:
Last season we sold 10,700 season tickets and 2,400 Flexi Cards
So we've sold about 2/3 of last season's total so far. We were very unlikley to sell as many again as last year when we'd had such a fantastic season. THe only thing that would have boosted sales would have been a really poweful finish to the season or some big new signings, clearly neither of which happened.

It seems then that we're on course to sell about 10000 tickets (Season plus Flexi) which is a bit disappointing. Hopefully we'll see the deadline extended. It wouldn't have mae sense for the club to announce an extension too early as that would have delayed some sales and made it harder for the club to firm up Parky's budget.
[quote][p][bold]silverbantam[/bold] wrote: Last season we sold 10,700 season tickets and 2,400 Flexi Cards[/p][/quote]So we've sold about 2/3 of last season's total so far. We were very unlikley to sell as many again as last year when we'd had such a fantastic season. THe only thing that would have boosted sales would have been a really poweful finish to the season or some big new signings, clearly neither of which happened. It seems then that we're on course to sell about 10000 tickets (Season plus Flexi) which is a bit disappointing. Hopefully we'll see the deadline extended. It wouldn't have mae sense for the club to announce an extension too early as that would have delayed some sales and made it harder for the club to firm up Parky's budget. basil fawlty
  • Score: 3

4:47pm Thu 29 May 14

bcfc1903 says...

Michael Clayton wrote:
basil fawlty wrote:
Michael Clayton wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote: Although overall Baldwin has done a good job at BCFC I thought last season the club made some serious mistakes including the moving of the away support into the Bradford End and the weak way in which the BCFC management folded like a pack of cards regarding the sale of Wells. Add the debacle regarding Sean Harvey in regards to his appointment to the Football League and them not asking the club for a reference and it all adds up to inept running of the club after years of progressive and great management. Arrogance comes to mind. I fancy it'll be back to basics from now on. If it aint broke don't fix it!!!!!!
Mixed feelings in terms of the away fans. Ideally, I would like to see a slide-bar on the Midland Road side (to allow asmany away places as needed) and home fans behind the goal. Unfortunately, that would mean displacing home fans from decent seats on Midland Road. The added problem is that seating in the Bradford End is cramped and full of viewing obstructions. Pardon my ignorance, but how can the club be blamed for not being asked for a reference? Bit like being blamed for not getting an invitation?
They should put the away fans in the open area next to the tea bar.
Funny! Or the crappy uncovered area between the club shop and the main stand?

In seriousness, I think that all efforts should be made to look after away fans. Clubs don't seem to latch on to the value of the cash flow travelling fans provide. Reciprocal travel, free pies - bums on seats - whatever it takes.
Yes Michael, look after them, just put them somewhere in VP where they can have as little effect on the result as possible...I do like Basils idea though.. he's obviously old school..haha.
[quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]basil fawlty[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: Although overall Baldwin has done a good job at BCFC I thought last season the club made some serious mistakes including the moving of the away support into the Bradford End and the weak way in which the BCFC management folded like a pack of cards regarding the sale of Wells. Add the debacle regarding Sean Harvey in regards to his appointment to the Football League and them not asking the club for a reference and it all adds up to inept running of the club after years of progressive and great management. Arrogance comes to mind. I fancy it'll be back to basics from now on. If it aint broke don't fix it!!!!!![/p][/quote]Mixed feelings in terms of the away fans. Ideally, I would like to see a slide-bar on the Midland Road side (to allow asmany away places as needed) and home fans behind the goal. Unfortunately, that would mean displacing home fans from decent seats on Midland Road. The added problem is that seating in the Bradford End is cramped and full of viewing obstructions. Pardon my ignorance, but how can the club be blamed for not being asked for a reference? Bit like being blamed for not getting an invitation?[/p][/quote]They should put the away fans in the open area next to the tea bar.[/p][/quote]Funny! Or the crappy uncovered area between the club shop and the main stand? In seriousness, I think that all efforts should be made to look after away fans. Clubs don't seem to latch on to the value of the cash flow travelling fans provide. Reciprocal travel, free pies - bums on seats - whatever it takes.[/p][/quote]Yes Michael, look after them, just put them somewhere in VP where they can have as little effect on the result as possible...I do like Basils idea though.. he's obviously old school..haha. bcfc1903
  • Score: 0

5:47pm Thu 29 May 14

Hove edge bantam says...

Staffords Hairpiece wrote:
£199 for a season ticket is an absolute bargain that any City supporter in their right mind (is that an oxymoron?) should snap up, but I think that the club are disappointed wth sales so far and are desperate to sell more. When I bought mine at VP yesterday they were that pleased to see me that they offered me a coffee and a sandwich.
Yes 199.00 is a bargain for us fans Some of the posters on here seem to be looking at the clubs finances in terms of ticket sales should consult the history books Season 87/88 as most of us will remember was the nearly season when we missed out on promotion to the promised land The last 5 home games averaged over 15000 supporters and at that time cheap season tickets were not even heard of which just goes to prove that the Bradford public will support in there droves a successful club and not expect to pay next to nothing at the gate So come on Mr Parkinson build a successful team as Terry Dolan did and the board will not have to worry how many cheap season tickets they are not selling
[quote][p][bold]Staffords Hairpiece[/bold] wrote: £199 for a season ticket is an absolute bargain that any City supporter in their right mind (is that an oxymoron?) should snap up, but I think that the club are disappointed wth sales so far and are desperate to sell more. When I bought mine at VP yesterday they were that pleased to see me that they offered me a coffee and a sandwich.[/p][/quote]Yes 199.00 is a bargain for us fans Some of the posters on here seem to be looking at the clubs finances in terms of ticket sales should consult the history books Season 87/88 as most of us will remember was the nearly season when we missed out on promotion to the promised land The last 5 home games averaged over 15000 supporters and at that time cheap season tickets were not even heard of which just goes to prove that the Bradford public will support in there droves a successful club and not expect to pay next to nothing at the gate So come on Mr Parkinson build a successful team as Terry Dolan did and the board will not have to worry how many cheap season tickets they are not selling Hove edge bantam
  • Score: 2

6:14pm Thu 29 May 14

Bernerd says...

Pablo wrote:
I renewed on Tuesday and was amazed how quiet it was.

I was disappointed at many of the home performances, post October, but that hasn't deterred me. The prices are a giveaway and deserving of support.

I hope we can maintain a hard core 13k as the atmosphere generated last year from such crowds was brilliant.

Certainly, the large number of our out of contract players must be hindering PP's plans as prospective targeted recruits will be lost as he waits for decisions on whether they will accept our new offers.
If Phil feels that he has superior players lined up he may risk signing them then some contract offers could be withdrawn. Don't dither to long lads.
[quote][p][bold]Pablo[/bold] wrote: I renewed on Tuesday and was amazed how quiet it was. I was disappointed at many of the home performances, post October, but that hasn't deterred me. The prices are a giveaway and deserving of support. I hope we can maintain a hard core 13k as the atmosphere generated last year from such crowds was brilliant. Certainly, the large number of our out of contract players must be hindering PP's plans as prospective targeted recruits will be lost as he waits for decisions on whether they will accept our new offers.[/p][/quote]If Phil feels that he has superior players lined up he may risk signing them then some contract offers could be withdrawn. Don't dither to long lads. Bernerd
  • Score: 2

7:22pm Thu 29 May 14

macca1969 says...

This is an absolute nonsense post. We have had fans in the Bradford end for the previous 5 seasons or possibly more, We didn't have very successful seasons. We did however achieve promotion in the past without city fans in there. The team dictates the success not fans in the Bradford end. When we first brought the fans back into the Bradford end it was very well supported and a great noise generated. But over the following seasons the fans didn't like and we ended up with it not even a quarter full. It costs the club extra to Steward the away fans elsewhere especially if we can contain all the away support in there so im my opinion the club have got it right. Rather than you who cannot attend the games anymore and so can't see past your nose
This is an absolute nonsense post. We have had fans in the Bradford end for the previous 5 seasons or possibly more, We didn't have very successful seasons. We did however achieve promotion in the past without city fans in there. The team dictates the success not fans in the Bradford end. When we first brought the fans back into the Bradford end it was very well supported and a great noise generated. But over the following seasons the fans didn't like and we ended up with it not even a quarter full. It costs the club extra to Steward the away fans elsewhere especially if we can contain all the away support in there so im my opinion the club have got it right. Rather than you who cannot attend the games anymore and so can't see past your nose macca1969
  • Score: 1

7:58pm Thu 29 May 14

bcfc1903 says...

macca1969 wrote:
This is an absolute nonsense post. We have had fans in the Bradford end for the previous 5 seasons or possibly more, We didn't have very successful seasons. We did however achieve promotion in the past without city fans in there. The team dictates the success not fans in the Bradford end. When we first brought the fans back into the Bradford end it was very well supported and a great noise generated. But over the following seasons the fans didn't like and we ended up with it not even a quarter full. It costs the club extra to Steward the away fans elsewhere especially if we can contain all the away support in there so im my opinion the club have got it right. Rather than you who cannot attend the games anymore and so can't see past your nose
That's because the teams in those seasons were not very good!!!!

I find it hard to argue with the king of nonsense especially when not quoted but here goes. We had plenty of success the season before last with this Midland Road only for away fans layout including two Wembley finals, now I'm scratching my head when BCFC had last such a great season, arguably back in 1911. You can't just ignore that, to say the away fans don't play their part would be ludicrous, I much prefer when going to away games being housed behind the goals in a roofed stand as do most other fans I know. Valley Parade is plenty big enough to cater for away fans away from the behind goal areas, so it should be done. Away support should be catered for in a respectful manor but put in seats that can have as little effect on the game as possible. Housing away fans away from the goalmouth action could possibly add four or five points to the home teams tally at least per season. So whatever standard the BCFC team is, there are imo more points to be had for that team with the away support sidelined.
[quote][p][bold]macca1969[/bold] wrote: This is an absolute nonsense post. We have had fans in the Bradford end for the previous 5 seasons or possibly more, We didn't have very successful seasons. We did however achieve promotion in the past without city fans in there. The team dictates the success not fans in the Bradford end. When we first brought the fans back into the Bradford end it was very well supported and a great noise generated. But over the following seasons the fans didn't like and we ended up with it not even a quarter full. It costs the club extra to Steward the away fans elsewhere especially if we can contain all the away support in there so im my opinion the club have got it right. Rather than you who cannot attend the games anymore and so can't see past your nose[/p][/quote]That's because the teams in those seasons were not very good!!!! I find it hard to argue with the king of nonsense especially when not quoted but here goes. We had plenty of success the season before last with this Midland Road only for away fans layout including two Wembley finals, now I'm scratching my head when BCFC had last such a great season, arguably back in 1911. You can't just ignore that, to say the away fans don't play their part would be ludicrous, I much prefer when going to away games being housed behind the goals in a roofed stand as do most other fans I know. Valley Parade is plenty big enough to cater for away fans away from the behind goal areas, so it should be done. Away support should be catered for in a respectful manor but put in seats that can have as little effect on the game as possible. Housing away fans away from the goalmouth action could possibly add four or five points to the home teams tally at least per season. So whatever standard the BCFC team is, there are imo more points to be had for that team with the away support sidelined. bcfc1903
  • Score: 0

9:44pm Thu 29 May 14

tinytoonster says...

Scooby1977 wrote:
Anyone ever thought that alot of people may be waiting for end of the month payday tomorrow?! I hardly think it's time to start panicking yet remember we are still only in May! I for one haven't renewed ours yet and won't be doing so until the end of next month........not everyone can just stump up £200 at the drop of a hat, even if it is a bargain!! Have faith, people will come, they always do!!
so you are waiting till it goes up in price?
got mine soon as i could.
manager and players dont concern me, i support the club.
[quote][p][bold]Scooby1977[/bold] wrote: Anyone ever thought that alot of people may be waiting for end of the month payday tomorrow?! I hardly think it's time to start panicking yet remember we are still only in May! I for one haven't renewed ours yet and won't be doing so until the end of next month........not everyone can just stump up £200 at the drop of a hat, even if it is a bargain!! Have faith, people will come, they always do!![/p][/quote]so you are waiting till it goes up in price? got mine soon as i could. manager and players dont concern me, i support the club. tinytoonster
  • Score: 2

10:02pm Thu 29 May 14

macca1969 says...

bcfc1903 wrote:
macca1969 wrote:
This is an absolute nonsense post. We have had fans in the Bradford end for the previous 5 seasons or possibly more, We didn't have very successful seasons. We did however achieve promotion in the past without city fans in there. The team dictates the success not fans in the Bradford end. When we first brought the fans back into the Bradford end it was very well supported and a great noise generated. But over the following seasons the fans didn't like and we ended up with it not even a quarter full. It costs the club extra to Steward the away fans elsewhere especially if we can contain all the away support in there so im my opinion the club have got it right. Rather than you who cannot attend the games anymore and so can't see past your nose
That's because the teams in those seasons were not very good!!!!

I find it hard to argue with the king of nonsense especially when not quoted but here goes. We had plenty of success the season before last with this Midland Road only for away fans layout including two Wembley finals, now I'm scratching my head when BCFC had last such a great season, arguably back in 1911. You can't just ignore that, to say the away fans don't play their part would be ludicrous, I much prefer when going to away games being housed behind the goals in a roofed stand as do most other fans I know. Valley Parade is plenty big enough to cater for away fans away from the behind goal areas, so it should be done. Away support should be catered for in a respectful manor but put in seats that can have as little effect on the game as possible. Housing away fans away from the goalmouth action could possibly add four or five points to the home teams tally at least per season. So whatever standard the BCFC team is, there are imo more points to be had for that team with the away support sidelined.
We had a great season the year we were promoted to the premiership. Remind me where were the away fans housed then? It was embarrassing last season with little more than a hundred or so city fans in the dallas stand. Also if I remember correctly the football league also wanted us to put away fans there possibly because of a few incidents that had occurred. Can't say I find it a problem. I like a good atmosphere in a ground and if a large away following behind the other goal helps then I'm all for it. A large away following didn't help Sheffield United when they visited so I can't see you problem yo be honest
[quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]macca1969[/bold] wrote: This is an absolute nonsense post. We have had fans in the Bradford end for the previous 5 seasons or possibly more, We didn't have very successful seasons. We did however achieve promotion in the past without city fans in there. The team dictates the success not fans in the Bradford end. When we first brought the fans back into the Bradford end it was very well supported and a great noise generated. But over the following seasons the fans didn't like and we ended up with it not even a quarter full. It costs the club extra to Steward the away fans elsewhere especially if we can contain all the away support in there so im my opinion the club have got it right. Rather than you who cannot attend the games anymore and so can't see past your nose[/p][/quote]That's because the teams in those seasons were not very good!!!! I find it hard to argue with the king of nonsense especially when not quoted but here goes. We had plenty of success the season before last with this Midland Road only for away fans layout including two Wembley finals, now I'm scratching my head when BCFC had last such a great season, arguably back in 1911. You can't just ignore that, to say the away fans don't play their part would be ludicrous, I much prefer when going to away games being housed behind the goals in a roofed stand as do most other fans I know. Valley Parade is plenty big enough to cater for away fans away from the behind goal areas, so it should be done. Away support should be catered for in a respectful manor but put in seats that can have as little effect on the game as possible. Housing away fans away from the goalmouth action could possibly add four or five points to the home teams tally at least per season. So whatever standard the BCFC team is, there are imo more points to be had for that team with the away support sidelined.[/p][/quote]We had a great season the year we were promoted to the premiership. Remind me where were the away fans housed then? It was embarrassing last season with little more than a hundred or so city fans in the dallas stand. Also if I remember correctly the football league also wanted us to put away fans there possibly because of a few incidents that had occurred. Can't say I find it a problem. I like a good atmosphere in a ground and if a large away following behind the other goal helps then I'm all for it. A large away following didn't help Sheffield United when they visited so I can't see you problem yo be honest macca1969
  • Score: 4

7:50am Fri 30 May 14

Michael Clayton says...

tinytoonster wrote:
Scooby1977 wrote:
Anyone ever thought that alot of people may be waiting for end of the month payday tomorrow?! I hardly think it's time to start panicking yet remember we are still only in May! I for one haven't renewed ours yet and won't be doing so until the end of next month........not everyone can just stump up £200 at the drop of a hat, even if it is a bargain!! Have faith, people will come, they always do!!
so you are waiting till it goes up in price?
got mine soon as i could.
manager and players dont concern me, i support the club.
Tiny Toonster. Read the first line of Scooby's post. He/she is suggesting that people are waiting for Friday pay-day i.e. 30-5-2014. The deadline is Saturday 31-5-14. Why does this lead you to think that Scooby is waiting for the price to go up?

The other point of note is that the last Friday in the month is seldom as late as the 30th. Taking into account the bank holidays. it will have been a long month for some people.
[quote][p][bold]tinytoonster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Scooby1977[/bold] wrote: Anyone ever thought that alot of people may be waiting for end of the month payday tomorrow?! I hardly think it's time to start panicking yet remember we are still only in May! I for one haven't renewed ours yet and won't be doing so until the end of next month........not everyone can just stump up £200 at the drop of a hat, even if it is a bargain!! Have faith, people will come, they always do!![/p][/quote]so you are waiting till it goes up in price? got mine soon as i could. manager and players dont concern me, i support the club.[/p][/quote]Tiny Toonster. Read the first line of Scooby's post. He/she is suggesting that people are waiting for Friday pay-day i.e. 30-5-2014. The deadline is Saturday 31-5-14. Why does this lead you to think that Scooby is waiting for the price to go up? The other point of note is that the last Friday in the month is seldom as late as the 30th. Taking into account the bank holidays. it will have been a long month for some people. Michael Clayton
  • Score: -2

2:13pm Fri 30 May 14

bcfc1903 says...

macca1969 wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
macca1969 wrote:
This is an absolute nonsense post. We have had fans in the Bradford end for the previous 5 seasons or possibly more, We didn't have very successful seasons. We did however achieve promotion in the past without city fans in there. The team dictates the success not fans in the Bradford end. When we first brought the fans back into the Bradford end it was very well supported and a great noise generated. But over the following seasons the fans didn't like and we ended up with it not even a quarter full. It costs the club extra to Steward the away fans elsewhere especially if we can contain all the away support in there so im my opinion the club have got it right. Rather than you who cannot attend the games anymore and so can't see past your nose
That's because the teams in those seasons were not very good!!!!

I find it hard to argue with the king of nonsense especially when not quoted but here goes. We had plenty of success the season before last with this Midland Road only for away fans layout including two Wembley finals, now I'm scratching my head when BCFC had last such a great season, arguably back in 1911. You can't just ignore that, to say the away fans don't play their part would be ludicrous, I much prefer when going to away games being housed behind the goals in a roofed stand as do most other fans I know. Valley Parade is plenty big enough to cater for away fans away from the behind goal areas, so it should be done. Away support should be catered for in a respectful manor but put in seats that can have as little effect on the game as possible. Housing away fans away from the goalmouth action could possibly add four or five points to the home teams tally at least per season. So whatever standard the BCFC team is, there are imo more points to be had for that team with the away support sidelined.
We had a great season the year we were promoted to the premiership. Remind me where were the away fans housed then? It was embarrassing last season with little more than a hundred or so city fans in the dallas stand. Also if I remember correctly the football league also wanted us to put away fans there possibly because of a few incidents that had occurred. Can't say I find it a problem. I like a good atmosphere in a ground and if a large away following behind the other goal helps then I'm all for it. A large away following didn't help Sheffield United when they visited so I can't see you problem yo be honest
Remind me where the away fans were when we beat Arsenal and Aston Villa in the League Cup in 2012/13, if I remember correctly the last time we beat Huddersfield Town at home the away support was in the Midland Road, those results great as they were are not the essence of my view point, although I believe the chances of BCFC reaching the league cup final would have been reduced had Arsenal and Villa fans been housed in the Bradford End, you seem to be missing the whole point . Of course there are many occasions when the housing of away fans away from the behind goal areas wont make any difference to the result one way or the other but a few points here or there could make all the difference over a whole season. So obviously the club should do everything in it's power to collect as many points as possible at home throughout a season and I believe more would be collected with away support sidelined. So to make it as simple as possible for you, the season we got promoted to the Premiership, I'm simply saying we BCFC would have collected four or five points extra on top of the impressive total cemented in history.
[quote][p][bold]macca1969[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]macca1969[/bold] wrote: This is an absolute nonsense post. We have had fans in the Bradford end for the previous 5 seasons or possibly more, We didn't have very successful seasons. We did however achieve promotion in the past without city fans in there. The team dictates the success not fans in the Bradford end. When we first brought the fans back into the Bradford end it was very well supported and a great noise generated. But over the following seasons the fans didn't like and we ended up with it not even a quarter full. It costs the club extra to Steward the away fans elsewhere especially if we can contain all the away support in there so im my opinion the club have got it right. Rather than you who cannot attend the games anymore and so can't see past your nose[/p][/quote]That's because the teams in those seasons were not very good!!!! I find it hard to argue with the king of nonsense especially when not quoted but here goes. We had plenty of success the season before last with this Midland Road only for away fans layout including two Wembley finals, now I'm scratching my head when BCFC had last such a great season, arguably back in 1911. You can't just ignore that, to say the away fans don't play their part would be ludicrous, I much prefer when going to away games being housed behind the goals in a roofed stand as do most other fans I know. Valley Parade is plenty big enough to cater for away fans away from the behind goal areas, so it should be done. Away support should be catered for in a respectful manor but put in seats that can have as little effect on the game as possible. Housing away fans away from the goalmouth action could possibly add four or five points to the home teams tally at least per season. So whatever standard the BCFC team is, there are imo more points to be had for that team with the away support sidelined.[/p][/quote]We had a great season the year we were promoted to the premiership. Remind me where were the away fans housed then? It was embarrassing last season with little more than a hundred or so city fans in the dallas stand. Also if I remember correctly the football league also wanted us to put away fans there possibly because of a few incidents that had occurred. Can't say I find it a problem. I like a good atmosphere in a ground and if a large away following behind the other goal helps then I'm all for it. A large away following didn't help Sheffield United when they visited so I can't see you problem yo be honest[/p][/quote]Remind me where the away fans were when we beat Arsenal and Aston Villa in the League Cup in 2012/13, if I remember correctly the last time we beat Huddersfield Town at home the away support was in the Midland Road, those results great as they were are not the essence of my view point, although I believe the chances of BCFC reaching the league cup final would have been reduced had Arsenal and Villa fans been housed in the Bradford End, you seem to be missing the whole point . Of course there are many occasions when the housing of away fans away from the behind goal areas wont make any difference to the result one way or the other but a few points here or there could make all the difference over a whole season. So obviously the club should do everything in it's power to collect as many points as possible at home throughout a season and I believe more would be collected with away support sidelined. So to make it as simple as possible for you, the season we got promoted to the Premiership, I'm simply saying we BCFC would have collected four or five points extra on top of the impressive total cemented in history. bcfc1903
  • Score: 1

2:32pm Fri 30 May 14

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

Is this a special area with inmates and carers?

It's becoming more like a holding pen for Claret and Banter every day.
Is this a special area with inmates and carers? It's becoming more like a holding pen for Claret and Banter every day. Prisoner Cell Block A
  • Score: 0

3:26pm Fri 30 May 14

jackez20591 says...

If they were so bothered about the fans they wouldnt have done the ridiculous last minute announcement of Flexi Cards going off sale. So many fans will miss out because of that of that.

There is no logical reason for it.
If they were so bothered about the fans they wouldnt have done the ridiculous last minute announcement of Flexi Cards going off sale. So many fans will miss out because of that of that. There is no logical reason for it. jackez20591
  • Score: -2

7:48pm Fri 30 May 14

bcfc1903 says...

Prisoner Cell Block A wrote:
Is this a special area with inmates and carers?

It's becoming more like a holding pen for Claret and Banter every day.
You've been here for years, enlighten us.
[quote][p][bold]Prisoner Cell Block A[/bold] wrote: Is this a special area with inmates and carers? It's becoming more like a holding pen for Claret and Banter every day.[/p][/quote]You've been here for years, enlighten us. bcfc1903
  • Score: 2

10:02pm Fri 30 May 14

macca1969 says...

jackez20591 wrote:
If they were so bothered about the fans they wouldnt have done the ridiculous last minute announcement of Flexi Cards going off sale. So many fans will miss out because of that of that.

There is no logical reason for it.
Of course they is a logical reason. Season tickets from sunday are up to 300 quid. A flexi is 50 quid and with 23 games at a tenner will be 280 quid making it cheaper than a season ticket. As for any fans missing out you have had 3 months to get your 50 quid ticket. Plenty of time so no point crying now
[quote][p][bold]jackez20591[/bold] wrote: If they were so bothered about the fans they wouldnt have done the ridiculous last minute announcement of Flexi Cards going off sale. So many fans will miss out because of that of that. There is no logical reason for it.[/p][/quote]Of course they is a logical reason. Season tickets from sunday are up to 300 quid. A flexi is 50 quid and with 23 games at a tenner will be 280 quid making it cheaper than a season ticket. As for any fans missing out you have had 3 months to get your 50 quid ticket. Plenty of time so no point crying now macca1969
  • Score: 1

10:09am Sat 31 May 14

bcfc1903 says...

Remind me where the away fans were when we beat Arsenal and Aston Villa in the League Cup in 2012/13, if I remember correctly the last time we beat Huddersfield Town at home the away support was in the Midland Road, those results great as they were are not the essence of my view point, although I believe the chances of BCFC reaching the league cup final would have been reduced had Arsenal and Villa fans been housed in the Bradford End, you seem to be missing the whole point . Of course there are many occasions when the housing of away fans away from the behind goal areas wont make any difference to the result one way or the other but a few points here or there could make all the difference over a whole season. So obviously the club should do everything in it's power to collect as many points as possible at home throughout a season and I believe more would be collected with away support sidelined. So to make it as simple as possible for you, the season we got promoted to the Premiership, I'm simply saying we BCFC would have collected four or five points extra on top of the impressive total cemented in history.
Remind me where the away fans were when we beat Arsenal and Aston Villa in the League Cup in 2012/13, if I remember correctly the last time we beat Huddersfield Town at home the away support was in the Midland Road, those results great as they were are not the essence of my view point, although I believe the chances of BCFC reaching the league cup final would have been reduced had Arsenal and Villa fans been housed in the Bradford End, you seem to be missing the whole point . Of course there are many occasions when the housing of away fans away from the behind goal areas wont make any difference to the result one way or the other but a few points here or there could make all the difference over a whole season. So obviously the club should do everything in it's power to collect as many points as possible at home throughout a season and I believe more would be collected with away support sidelined. So to make it as simple as possible for you, the season we got promoted to the Premiership, I'm simply saying we BCFC would have collected four or five points extra on top of the impressive total cemented in history. bcfc1903
  • Score: 4

12:31pm Sat 31 May 14

Waynus1971 says...

bcfc1903 wrote:
Although overall Baldwin has done a good job at BCFC I thought last season the club made some serious mistakes including the moving of the away support into the Bradford End and the weak way in which the BCFC management folded like a pack of cards regarding the sale of Wells. Add the debacle regarding Sean Harvey in regards to his appointment to the Football League and them not asking the club for a reference and it all adds up to inept running of the club after years of progressive and great management. Arrogance comes to mind. I fancy it'll be back to basics from now on. If it aint broke don't fix it!!!!!!
I don't come on these boards as often as I used to, but I'm amazed that when I do, you're still banging your 'Shaun Harvey' drum. What the hell has it to do with us???

You turned a sensible post about Baldwin and the board into a mindless rant about someone who left us years ago. If the Football League didn't ask US for a reference, how is that the club's fault!!!!
[quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: Although overall Baldwin has done a good job at BCFC I thought last season the club made some serious mistakes including the moving of the away support into the Bradford End and the weak way in which the BCFC management folded like a pack of cards regarding the sale of Wells. Add the debacle regarding Sean Harvey in regards to his appointment to the Football League and them not asking the club for a reference and it all adds up to inept running of the club after years of progressive and great management. Arrogance comes to mind. I fancy it'll be back to basics from now on. If it aint broke don't fix it!!!!!![/p][/quote]I don't come on these boards as often as I used to, but I'm amazed that when I do, you're still banging your 'Shaun Harvey' drum. What the hell has it to do with us??? You turned a sensible post about Baldwin and the board into a mindless rant about someone who left us years ago. If the Football League didn't ask US for a reference, how is that the club's fault!!!! Waynus1971
  • Score: 0

5:34pm Sat 31 May 14

bcfc1903 says...

Waynus1971 wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
Although overall Baldwin has done a good job at BCFC I thought last season the club made some serious mistakes including the moving of the away support into the Bradford End and the weak way in which the BCFC management folded like a pack of cards regarding the sale of Wells. Add the debacle regarding Sean Harvey in regards to his appointment to the Football League and them not asking the club for a reference and it all adds up to inept running of the club after years of progressive and great management. Arrogance comes to mind. I fancy it'll be back to basics from now on. If it aint broke don't fix it!!!!!!
I don't come on these boards as often as I used to, but I'm amazed that when I do, you're still banging your 'Shaun Harvey' drum. What the hell has it to do with us???

You turned a sensible post about Baldwin and the board into a mindless rant about someone who left us years ago. If the Football League didn't ask US for a reference, how is that the club's fault!!!!
Funnily enough I've thought exactly the same when reading many of your old posts, of which a large percentage seemed complete tosh if my fading memory remembers correctly.

Surely it's mindless to berate the Football League, why rock the boat publicly, that imo was about as stupid as you can get. Say what you want in private, even jokingly but to a reporter, that truly was mindless from someone within the club. We as a club do not want to upset the Football League, it really isn't rocket science.
[quote][p][bold]Waynus1971[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: Although overall Baldwin has done a good job at BCFC I thought last season the club made some serious mistakes including the moving of the away support into the Bradford End and the weak way in which the BCFC management folded like a pack of cards regarding the sale of Wells. Add the debacle regarding Sean Harvey in regards to his appointment to the Football League and them not asking the club for a reference and it all adds up to inept running of the club after years of progressive and great management. Arrogance comes to mind. I fancy it'll be back to basics from now on. If it aint broke don't fix it!!!!!![/p][/quote]I don't come on these boards as often as I used to, but I'm amazed that when I do, you're still banging your 'Shaun Harvey' drum. What the hell has it to do with us??? You turned a sensible post about Baldwin and the board into a mindless rant about someone who left us years ago. If the Football League didn't ask US for a reference, how is that the club's fault!!!![/p][/quote]Funnily enough I've thought exactly the same when reading many of your old posts, of which a large percentage seemed complete tosh if my fading memory remembers correctly. Surely it's mindless to berate the Football League, why rock the boat publicly, that imo was about as stupid as you can get. Say what you want in private, even jokingly but to a reporter, that truly was mindless from someone within the club. We as a club do not want to upset the Football League, it really isn't rocket science. bcfc1903
  • Score: 0

1:06pm Mon 2 Jun 14

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

bcfc1903 wrote:
Prisoner Cell Block A wrote:
Is this a special area with inmates and carers?

It's becoming more like a holding pen for Claret and Banter every day.
You've been here for years, enlighten us.
And very rarely recently as it has descended into mindless drivel in the main.

If reading the above posts, yours included, isn't enough enlightenment I'm not going to be able to help you.
[quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Prisoner Cell Block A[/bold] wrote: Is this a special area with inmates and carers? It's becoming more like a holding pen for Claret and Banter every day.[/p][/quote]You've been here for years, enlighten us.[/p][/quote]And very rarely recently as it has descended into mindless drivel in the main. If reading the above posts, yours included, isn't enough enlightenment I'm not going to be able to help you. Prisoner Cell Block A
  • Score: 0

3:12pm Mon 2 Jun 14

bcfc1903 says...

Prisoner Cell Block A wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
Prisoner Cell Block A wrote:
Is this a special area with inmates and carers?

It's becoming more like a holding pen for Claret and Banter every day.
You've been here for years, enlighten us.
And very rarely recently as it has descended into mindless drivel in the main.

If reading the above posts, yours included, isn't enough enlightenment I'm not going to be able to help you.
Come come, I'm shocked to be singled out haha, my drivel is hardly mindless....you need to read much much more from some of our t&a regular and not so regular poster's, some the others really do have typing nonsense down to a fine art.

Of course PCBA, I would never include you in such a fine bunch.
[quote][p][bold]Prisoner Cell Block A[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Prisoner Cell Block A[/bold] wrote: Is this a special area with inmates and carers? It's becoming more like a holding pen for Claret and Banter every day.[/p][/quote]You've been here for years, enlighten us.[/p][/quote]And very rarely recently as it has descended into mindless drivel in the main. If reading the above posts, yours included, isn't enough enlightenment I'm not going to be able to help you.[/p][/quote]Come come, I'm shocked to be singled out haha, my drivel is hardly mindless....you need to read much much more from some of our t&a regular and not so regular poster's, some the others really do have typing nonsense down to a fine art. Of course PCBA, I would never include you in such a fine bunch. bcfc1903
  • Score: 0

4:03am Wed 4 Jun 14

khalidmalikbadass says...

Bradford city are just bull I took my son to see them and they play so bad they achieve nothin for bradford really
Bradford city are just bull I took my son to see them and they play so bad they achieve nothin for bradford really khalidmalikbadass
  • Score: -1

10:51am Wed 4 Jun 14

bcfc1903 says...

bcfc1903 wrote:
Prisoner Cell Block A wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
Prisoner Cell Block A wrote:
Is this a special area with inmates and carers?

It's becoming more like a holding pen for Claret and Banter every day.
You've been here for years, enlighten us.
And very rarely recently as it has descended into mindless drivel in the main.

If reading the above posts, yours included, isn't enough enlightenment I'm not going to be able to help you.
Come come, I'm shocked to be singled out haha, my drivel is hardly mindless....you need to read much much more from some of our t&a regular and not so regular poster's, some the others really do have typing nonsense down to a fine art.

Of course PCBA, I would never include you in such a fine bunch.
bump
[quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Prisoner Cell Block A[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Prisoner Cell Block A[/bold] wrote: Is this a special area with inmates and carers? It's becoming more like a holding pen for Claret and Banter every day.[/p][/quote]You've been here for years, enlighten us.[/p][/quote]And very rarely recently as it has descended into mindless drivel in the main. If reading the above posts, yours included, isn't enough enlightenment I'm not going to be able to help you.[/p][/quote]Come come, I'm shocked to be singled out haha, my drivel is hardly mindless....you need to read much much more from some of our t&a regular and not so regular poster's, some the others really do have typing nonsense down to a fine art. Of course PCBA, I would never include you in such a fine bunch.[/p][/quote]bump bcfc1903
  • Score: 0

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